New Government Study Shows No Link Between Cannabis Use and Car Accidents

A new study fromcannabisdriving the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has found that consuming cannabis does not elevate a driver’s crash risk, a result that’s directly contrary to prohibitionist arguments that increased access to cannabis will lead to further car accidents.

The study looked at over 3,000 drivers involved in a car accident over a 20-month period, and measured which substances (if any) were in their system at the time of the accident. The study also included data from 6,000 control drivers who were not involved in any accidents.

“[This study] was the most closely controlled study of its kind that has ever been conducted,” says Gordon Trowbridge, Communications Director for the NHTSA.

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